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Kirby vs DAM
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Post# 5488   12/9/2006 at 17:58 (4,928 days old) by countryguy (Astorville, ON, Canada)        

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I did the vacuuming today using my Kirby Ultimate G on the main floor and the self propelled DAM on the lower level. That's the first time I've used them one after the other and I was surprised to find out how much more heavier the DAM seems to be even with it being self propelled. And its drive mechanism certainly is much jerkier than on the Kirby.


Post# 5495 , Reply# 1   12/9/2006 at 19:29 (4,928 days old) by petek (Ontario)        

I'm wondering if your DAM is a bit off because my DAM and my PowerMax are both very smooth BUT my Concept One is not. I haven't done anything with the Concept One yet to see why it's that way. My Kirby G3 and G4 are both pretty smooth as well. Of all of them I'd say my DAM is the smoothest operator.

Post# 5511 , Reply# 2   12/9/2006 at 21:07 (4,928 days old) by 74simon ()        
Power Drive DAM

I must admit I was a bit disappointed with mine, as I had expected it to literally haul me round my home! But it sure is a lot less tiring than using the non self propelled version, and it must be the most effortless upright I've ever pushed... and the heaviest I've ever lifted!


Post# 5532 , Reply# 3   12/10/2006 at 11:37 (4,927 days old) by countryguy (Astorville, ON, Canada)        
The DAM is heavy

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And it moves way too fast both forward and reverse to do a good job if I let it. If I put very light pressure then it moves nice and slow. I don't have any trouble controlling it but I certainly find the Kirby much more pleasant to use.

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